Today's News

  • Louisville Slugger sold, workforce cut

    By Grace Schneider

    Hillerich and Bradsby, the 131-year-old homegrown Louisville company, announced March 23 that it's selling its iconic Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods, cutting 52 employees or a fifth of its workforce.
    Under the $70 million cash deal due to close in June, Wilson would acquire global brand, sales and innovation rights to Louisville Slugger, pending H&B shareholder approval.

  • Dashcam video leads to lawsuit

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    A Hodgenville woman has filed a civil suit against city officials, alleging they caused her “great humiliation, embarrassment, mental anguish, mental and emotional pain and suffering, and damage to her reputation and character.”
    DeeAnne Sanders is seeking damages against the City of Hodgenville, Steven R. Johnson and unknown defendants.

  • Hair for a cause

    Marion County is within a hairsbreadth of raising a quarter of a million dollars for children's cancer research. Saturday at St. Augustine, more than 30 people offered their hair (and a few beards) to be shaved in exchange for donations for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
    Another $13,351.30 was added to that effort this year (so far). Marion Countians have offered their heads to raise more than $233,000 since Citizens National Bank started sponsoring the local St. Baldrick's event in 2007.

  • Bicentennial celebration is May 30

    The City of Lebanon is 200 years old this year, and it's hosting a party to celebrate.
    From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30, the city will be hosting a Picnic in the Park at Graham Memorial Park.
    Inflatables, face-painting, balloon and caricature artists, train rides in the park, and other children's activities will be part of this event, and of course, food and birthday cake will be part of the celebration.

  • Last day for students likely to be May 27

    The last day of school for Marion County Public School students will likely be May 27, based on last week's meeting of the Marion County Board of Education.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reminded the board that April 6-7 will be used as make-up days.
    She added that she will ask the board to approve having school on May 19, which is Primary Election Day. The General Assembly approved legislation this year that will allow school districts to use that as a make-up day as long none of their schools are being used as polling sites.

  • Calvary farmer honored for leadership

    Farming is nothing new for the Buckman family.
    "I'm sure it goes back further than that, but we can track four generations here in Calvary on the farm we're on now," said Michael Buckman, who was named this year's Outstanding Farmer by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
    Today, that farm includes around 600 acres of corn and 600 acres of soybeans.
    Buckman said his family has always raised row crops, and he described the farm where he grew up as "Old McDonald's farm."

  • Election: State reps looking for a bigger office

    With the 2015 General Assembly concluded, at least two state legislators hope they won’t be back for the 2016 session.
    State Rep. Richard Heath (R-Mayfield) and State Rep. Ryan Quarles (R-Georgetown) are hoping to succeed outgoing Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, who is running for governor.
    The winner of the Republican primary between Heath and Quarles will face the lone Democrat in the race, Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, in November.

  • Nursing home robbery suspects indicted

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Two men believed by police to be responsible for the April 5, 2014 armed robbery of Springfield Nursing and Rehab are behind bars and indictments have been brought down.
    Johnny Ray McQueen, 52, of 1407 W. Jefferson Street in Louisville, and Joshua T. Warren, 27, of 234 S. Forrest Street in Lebanon, have each been indicted by a Washington County Circuit Court grand jury on charges of first-degree robbery (Class A felony).
    McQueen was also charged as a persistent felony offender.

  • Rigdon's attorney does not fear him, believes in his innocence

    When William “Bobby” Rigdon finally gets his day in court, he has an attorney who believes in his innocence.
    “Not guilty. He’s not the shooter,” said Bridget Saunders, lead defense counsel for Rigdon, who’s facing a murder charge in the September 2012 shooting death of Wendell “Gleason” Pyles in Dunnville.
    Rigdon, currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center, was in Casey County Circuit Court before Circuit Judge Judy Vance on March 16.

  • Limestone Branch Distillery’s Moonpie Moonshine wins ‘World’s Best Liqueur’ award

    MoonPie Moonshine, a product of Limestone Branch Distillery, has won the award for “World’s Best Liqueur” after a blind taste test from the 2015 World Liqueur Awards. Judges noted the Chocolate MoonPie Moonshine for its rich, yet smooth flavor, the remarkable resemblance to the iconic MoonPie, and the noticeable high quality of ingredients, including Dutch chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla.